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College Football Week 15 Predictions: Picking Top 25 Games Against the Spread

The typical robust slate of Top 25 games has more or less been cut in half. The season has progressed far too quickly, and we’ve reached the end of the road. It’s championship week, while a few other conferences will finish out their regular-season games with no title game to speak of. Rivalries will be decided, BCS spots will be won (and lost) and much of a still-hazy picture will become clear by Sunday night. Yes, there are point spreads, just like always. The majority of the Top 25 games feature small numbers; the glaring exception being the four touchdowns handed out in the ACC Championship. There will be bowl games to be picked, of course, but the final official Top 25 picks of the year is upon us. And it’s time to pick winners and go out in style. Picks Against the Spread Entering Week 15: 134-114-2 All lines courtesy: VegasInsider.com Begin Slideshow

Big Ten’s lunch links

Might be a good idea for Jordan Lynch to shop for flights to New York. Connor Cook used the time during the bye week to watch extra film on Nebraska ahead of Michigan State’s huge showdown on Saturday. It’s a different approach than he used during the first off date this season.

The traditional option returns as a featured part of the Nebraska offense, much to the delight of at least one former quarterback who enjoyed plenty of success with that offensive style.

Michigan may have plenty of problems with its toothless rushing attack, but Brady Hoke isn’t planning any changes to the top of the depth chart at tailback.

Ohio State linebacker Ryan Shazier loves to show off his speed, but the coaching staff has kept him from measuring it in races against his teammates.

What will it take for Penn State to consider this season a success? The Nittany Lions address what’s ahead of them in the next three games.

The linebacker responsibilities suit Collin Link better in Purdue’s “Jack” position, but he’s picking up the defensive end duties quickly as well in the hybrid role.

November was a brutal month a year ago for Iowa. This season, it has a chance to make it much more memorable and potentially improve its postseason destination after missing out on a bowl completely in 2012.

Chris Gill could easily be in law school right now. Instead, the transfer offensive lineman is living out his dream of playing for Wisconsin.

Indiana athletic director Fred Glass chats about the importance of beating Illinois last week, victory fireworks and flying a winning flag.

The Northwestern offense is most effective when it is balanced, and finding a way to blend the run and the pass will be critical if it’s going to knock off Michigan to break through in the Big Ten.

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